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 Under this model, Progent's clients do not have to buy expensive equipment that soon becomes out of date, and customers can immediately migrate their environment to a different hosting service or bring it in house if and when it makes sense to do so.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 is an endpoint protection (EPP) solution that utilizes next generation behavior machine learning tools to defend physical and virtual endpoints against new malware attacks like ransomware and email phishing, which easily escape traditional signature-based AV products. ProSight Active Security Monitoring protects on-premises and cloud resources and provides a unified platform to address the entire threat lifecycle including blocking, detection, mitigation, remediation, and forensics. Key capabilities include one-click rollback using Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) and automatic system-wide immunization against new threats. Learn more about Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring (ASM) next-generation endpoint protection and ransomware defense.
- ProSight Enhanced Security Protection: Endpoint Security and Exchange Email Filtering
Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection managed services offer affordable in-depth security for physical and virtual servers, desktops, smartphones, and Exchange email. ProSight ESP uses contextual security and modern behavior analysis for round-the-clock monitoring and responding to cyber threats from all attack vectors. ProSight ESP offers firewall protection, intrusion alerts, endpoint control, and web filtering through cutting-edge technologies packaged within one agent managed from a single console. Progent's data protection and virtualization consultants can assist you to plan and implement a ProSight ESP environment that addresses your organization's specific needs and that helps you prove compliance with legal and industry data protection regulations. Progent will assist you specify and implement security policies that ProSight ESP will enforce, and Progent will monitor your IT environment and react to alerts that call for immediate action. Progent's consultants can also assist you to set up and verify a backup and restore system such as ProSight Data Protection Services so you can recover quickly from a destructive cyber attack such as ransomware. Learn more about Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP) unified endpoint security and Microsoft Exchange email filtering.
- ProSight Data Protection Services: Managed Backup and Recovery
ProSight Data Protection Services provide small and mid-sized businesses an affordable end-to-end solution for reliable backup/disaster recovery. Available at a fixed monthly rate, ProSight Data Protection Services automates and monitors your backup activities and allows fast recovery of vital data, applications and virtual machines that have become lost or damaged as a result of component failures, software bugs, natural disasters, human error, or malware attacks like ransomware. ProSight DPS can help you protect, retrieve and restore files, folders, applications, system images, as well as Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware images/. Important data can be backed up on the cloud, to a local device, or to both. Progent's cloud backup specialists can deliver advanced expertise to configure ProSight Data Protection Services to be compliant with regulatory requirements such as HIPPA, FIRPA, and PCI and, whenever necessary, can assist you to recover your business-critical information. Read 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 service that incorporates the technology of leading data security vendors to deliver centralized management and comprehensive security for all your email traffic. The hybrid structure of Progent's Email Guard managed service combines a Cloud Protection Layer with a local security gateway appliance to offer advanced protection against spam, viruses, Denial of Service Attacks, DHAs, and other email-borne threats. Email Guard's Cloud Protection Layer acts as a first line of defense and blocks most threats from making it to your security perimeter. This reduces your vulnerability to inbound threats and saves system bandwidth and storage space. Email Guard's onsite gateway device provides a deeper layer of analysis for inbound email. For outbound email, the on-premises gateway offers anti-virus and anti-spam protection, policy-based Data Loss Prevention, and email encryption. The on-premises gateway can also assist Exchange Server to monitor and protect internal email traffic that stays inside your corporate firewall. For more details, visit ProSight Email Guard spam filtering and data leakage protection.
- ProSight WAN Watch: Network Infrastructure Remote Monitoring and Management
Progentís ProSight WAN Watch is an infrastructure monitoring and management service that makes it simple and inexpensive for small and mid-sized organizations to map out, track, enhance and troubleshoot their connectivity appliances like routers and switches, firewalls, and load balancers as well as servers, endpoints and other networked devices. Incorporating state-of-the-art RMM technology, WAN Watch makes sure that infrastructure topology maps are kept current, captures and displays the configuration information of almost all devices connected to your network, monitors performance, and generates notices when potential issues are discovered. By automating complex management and troubleshooting activities, ProSight WAN Watch can cut hours off common chores like making network diagrams, expanding your network, locating devices that require critical updates, or identifying the cause of performance bottlenecks. Learn more about ProSight WAN Watch infrastructure monitoring and management consulting.
- ProSight LAN Watch: Server and Desktop Remote Monitoring and Management
ProSight LAN Watch is Progentís server and desktop monitoring managed service that incorporates state-of-the-art remote monitoring and management techniques to help keep your IT system operating efficiently by checking the state of critical computers that power your business network. When ProSight LAN Watch uncovers a problem, an alert is sent automatically to your specified IT management staff and your assigned Progent engineering consultant so any potential issues can be resolved before they can impact your network. Find out more 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, maintain, find and safeguard data related to your network infrastructure, procedures, applications, and services. You can instantly locate passwords or IP addresses and be alerted about upcoming expirations of SSL certificates or warranties. By cleaning up and organizing your IT infrastructure documentation, you can eliminate up to 50% of time wasted looking for vital information about your IT network. ProSight IT Asset Management includes a common repository for storing and sharing all documents related to managing your network infrastructure like recommended procedures and How-To's. ProSight IT Asset Management also offers a high level of automation for gathering and associating IT data. Whether youíre planning enhancements, performing regular maintenance, or reacting to a crisis, ProSight IT Asset Management gets you the knowledge you need when you need it. Learn more about ProSight IT Asset Management service.
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ProSight Network Audits
Progent's ProSight Network Audits are a quick and low-cost alternative for small and medium-size organizations to obtain an unbiased assessment of the overall health of their IT system. Based on a selection of the leading remote monitoring and management (RMM) platforms available, and supervised by Progent's certified team of IT professionals, ProSight Network Audits show you how closely the configuration of your core network devices conform to industry leading practices. The Basic and Advanced versions of ProSight Network Audit services are offered at a budget-friendly, one-time cost and provide instant ROI such as a more manageable Active Directory (AD) environment. Both versions also come with one year of cutting-edge remote network monitoring and management (RMM). Benefits can include easier network management, better compliance with data security regulations, higher utilization of IT assets, quicker problem resolution, more reliable backup and recovery, and higher availability. Read more about Progent's ProSight Network Audits network infrastructure review.
The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report
Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report service is a low-cost service built around a brief discussion with a Progent information assurance expert. The interview is intended to assess your organization's ability to block ransomware or recover rapidly following an attack by a ransomware variant like Ryuk, WannaCry, MongoLock, or Locky. Progent will consult with you personally to collect information concerning your current AV defense and backup procedures, and Progent will then produce a written Basic Security and Best Practices Report detailing how you can apply best practices to create an efficient security and backup/recovery system that reduces your exposure to a ransomware attack and meets your company's needs. For more information, visit 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.