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 Under this model, Progent's clients do not have to buy expensive equipment that soon becomes out of date, and customers can immediately migrate their environment to a different hosting service or bring it in house if and when it makes sense to do so.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
ProSight Active Security Monitoring (ASM) is an endpoint protection service that utilizes next generation behavior-based machine learning technology to guard physical and virtual endpoint devices against modern malware assaults like ransomware and file-less exploits, which routinely evade legacy signature-based anti-virus products. ProSight ASM safeguards local and cloud resources and offers a single platform to address the entire threat lifecycle including protection, detection, containment, remediation, and forensics. Top capabilities include single-click rollback with Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service and real-time system-wide immunization against newly discovered threats. Learn more about Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring (ASM) next-generation endpoint protection and ransomware defense.
- ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP): Physical and Virtual Endpoint Security and Exchange Email Filtering
Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection services deliver economical multi-layer security for physical servers and virtual machines, workstations, smartphones, and Exchange Server. ProSight ESP utilizes adaptive security and advanced heuristics for round-the-clock monitoring and reacting to cyber assaults from all vectors. ProSight ESP offers firewall protection, penetration alerts, device control, and web filtering through cutting-edge tools packaged within a single agent managed from a single control. Progent's data protection and virtualization experts can assist you to design and implement a ProSight ESP environment that addresses your company's unique needs and that helps you prove compliance with legal and industry information security standards. Progent will help you define and implement security policies that ProSight ESP will manage, and Progent will monitor your network and react to alarms that require immediate attention. Progent's consultants can also help your company to set up and test a backup and disaster recovery system like ProSight Data Protection Services so you can get back in business rapidly from a destructive security attack like ransomware. Learn more about Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection unified physical and virtual endpoint security and Exchange email filtering.
- ProSight Data Protection Services: Managed Backup and Recovery
ProSight Data Protection Services from Progent offer small and mid-sized organizations an affordable end-to-end service for reliable backup/disaster recovery. Available at a fixed monthly price, ProSight DPS automates your backup activities and enables fast restoration of critical files, apps and virtual machines that have become unavailable or damaged due to component breakdowns, software glitches, disasters, human mistakes, or malicious attacks like ransomware. ProSight DPS can help you protect, recover and restore files, folders, apps, system images, plus Hyper-V and VMware virtual machine images. Critical data can be protected on the cloud, to a local device, or to both. Progent's cloud backup specialists can provide advanced support to configure ProSight Data Protection Services to be compliant with regulatory requirements such as HIPPA, FIRPA, and PCI and, when necessary, can help you to recover your critical information. Read more about ProSight DPS Managed 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 incorporates the technology of top data security vendors to deliver centralized management and world-class security for your email traffic. The powerful architecture of Email Guard managed service combines cloud-based filtering with a local security gateway device to offer advanced protection against spam, viruses, Denial of Service (DoS) Attacks, DHAs, and other email-based threats. Email Guard's Cloud Protection Layer acts as a preliminary barricade and blocks the vast majority of threats from making it to your network firewall. This reduces your exposure to inbound threats and conserves network bandwidth and storage. Email Guard's on-premises security gateway appliance provides a further layer of inspection for incoming email. For outgoing email, the local gateway provides anti-virus and anti-spam filtering, protection against data leaks, and email encryption. The onsite gateway can also help Exchange Server to monitor and safeguard internal email traffic that originates and ends inside your corporate firewall. For more details, see Email Guard spam and content filtering.
- ProSight WAN Watch: Network Infrastructure Remote Monitoring and Management
Progentís ProSight WAN Watch is a network infrastructure monitoring and management service that makes it easy and inexpensive for small and mid-sized organizations to diagram, monitor, reconfigure and debug their networking appliances like routers and switches, firewalls, and load balancers plus servers, endpoints and other devices. Incorporating state-of-the-art RMM technology, WAN Watch ensures that infrastructure topology maps are kept updated, captures and displays the configuration of virtually all devices connected to your network, monitors performance, and generates notices when issues are discovered. By automating tedious management and troubleshooting activities, WAN Watch can knock hours off ordinary chores like network mapping, expanding your network, locating devices that need critical updates, or isolating performance bottlenecks. Find out more details about ProSight WAN Watch network infrastructure management consulting.
- ProSight LAN Watch: Server and Desktop Remote Monitoring
ProSight LAN Watch is Progentís server and desktop monitoring managed service that incorporates state-of-the-art remote monitoring and management (RMM) technology to keep your IT system operating at peak levels by checking the health of critical assets that power your information system. When ProSight LAN Watch detects an issue, an alarm is sent immediately to your specified IT personnel and your Progent engineering consultant so that all looming issues can be addressed before they can impact your network. Find out more about ProSight LAN Watch server and desktop monitoring consulting.
- 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, maintain, retrieve and safeguard information about your network infrastructure, processes, applications, and services. You can quickly locate passwords or IP addresses and be alerted automatically about impending expirations of SSL certificates ,domains or warranties. By cleaning up and organizing your network documentation, you can save up to half of time spent searching for critical information about your IT network. ProSight IT Asset Management features a common location for holding and sharing all documents related to managing your business network such as standard operating procedures and How-To's. ProSight IT Asset Management also offers a high level of automation for collecting and relating IT information. Whether youíre making enhancements, doing regular maintenance, or reacting to an emergency, ProSight IT Asset Management gets you the data you require as soon as you need it. Learn more about Progent's ProSight IT Asset Management service.
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ProSight Network Audits
Progent's ProSight Network Audits are a fast and low-cost alternative for small and mid-size organizations to get an unbiased evaluation of the health of their IT system. Powered by some of the top remote monitoring and management (RMM) tools available, and overseen by Progent's certified team of information technology professionals, ProSight Network Audits show you how closely the configuration of your core network devices adhere to best practices. Both the Basic and Advanced options for ProSight Network Audit services are available at a low, one-time cost and deliver immediate benefits such as a cleaner Active Directory (AD) system. Both also include a year of advanced remote network monitoring and management. Advantages can include lower-cost management, better compliance with government and industry security standards, higher utilization of network assets, faster problem resolution, more dependable backup and restore, 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 a low-cost service centered on a brief phone interview with a Progent information assurance consultant. The interview is intended to assess your organization's preparedness either to block ransomware or recover quickly after an attack by a ransomware strain such as Ryuk, WannaCry, MongoLock, or Locky. Progent will work with you personally to collect information concerning your current antivirus tools and backup procedures, and Progent will then produce a written Basic Security and Best Practices Report describing how you can apply best practices to create a cost-effective AV and backup/recovery system that reduces your exposure to ransomware and aligns with your business requirements. For more information, refer to 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
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